CBT & DBT

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy) are two goal orientated approaches of therapy specifically aimed at helping both individuals and couples to address emotional and behavioural difficulties.

CBT and DBT places a strong emphasis on our current ways of thinking as opposed to what has happened in the past. The underlying philosophy of CBT and DBT revolves around the idea that our emotional state and behavioural reactions are a product of our ways of thinking about our respective situations. How we think and what we think determines how we are affected by the events of everyday life.   It is therefore the underlying assumption of CBT and DBT that if we are able to change the manner in which we think about an event, then we will most likely be able to feel differently about it and alter the way we react to it. By strengthening and/or learning skills aimed at empowering the individual to no longer be overwhelmed by difficult emotions, the person will be able to take back control of their lives.